Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NDBC Title GraphicClick to go to NDBC home page   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Home News Organization
 
 
    
    Station List

 Observations
    Mobile Access
    Obs via Google Maps
    Classic Maps
         Recent
         Historical
         DART®
         Oil & Gas ADCP
    Obs Search
    Ship Obs Report
    Gliders
    BuoyCAMs Image indicating link to BuoyCAMs page
    TAO
    DODS
    OceanSITES
    HF Radar
    OSMC
    Dial-A-Buoy
    RSS Feeds Image indicating link to RSS feed access page
    Obs Web Widget
    Email Access

 Station Status
    NDBC Maintenance
    NDBC Platforms
    Partner Platforms

 Program Info
    Facebook Logo
    NDBC on Facebook
    About NDBC
     Met/Ocean
          Moored Buoy
          C-MAN
    TAO
    DART®
    VOS
    CSP
    IOOS® Program
    IOOS® DAC

 Publications
    NDBC DQC Handbook
    Hurricane Data Plots
    Mariners Weather
      Log

    Observing
      Handbook No. 1


 Science Education

 FAQ
 Media Inquiries
 Contact Us
 Visitor Information
 Links
 
USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.

NWS Forecast

FZUS56 KMTR 282252
CWFMTR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS AND OUT 60 NM INCLUDING THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND MONTEREY BAY

PZZ500-290415-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

A WEAK SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL MAINTAIN GENERALLY LIGHT
SOUTHERLY WINDS AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL BECOME WEST NORTHWESTERLY BY
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS THE STORM SYSTEM PASSES TO THE EAST. A
COMPRESSED MARINE LAYER COMBINED WITH THE LIGHT WINDS WILL ALLOW
DENSE FOG TO FORM OVER THE COASTAL WATERS WHICH SHOULD DISSIPATE
SATURDAY MORNING AS THE FRONT PASSES.



PZZ570-290415-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...
BECOMING 3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXED SWELL W 3 TO 4 FT AT
16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG THROUGH THE
NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING. RAIN LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W
4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
W 3 TO 5 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 4 TO 5 FT
AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...BECOMING 6 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TUE
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. 



PZZ571-290415-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SATURDAY


TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING
3 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. MIXED SWELL W 3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S
3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W
3 TO 5 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE
FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
W 3 TO 5 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 3 TO 5 FT
AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
5 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TUE
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. 



PZZ575-290415-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SATURDAY


TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
MIXED SWELL W 3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND
S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT
16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL W 4 TO 5 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 5 FT
AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4 TO
5 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...BECOMING 5 TO 6 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. 



PZZ576-290415-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SATURDAY


TONIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
W 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 4 FT
AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE
MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED
SWELL W 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 4 TO 5 FT
AT 18 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
4 TO 5 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
5 FT...INCREASING TO 6 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TUE
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
4 TO 6 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.



PZZ540-290415-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SATURDAY


TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT
16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG THROUGH THE
NIGHT. RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT
16 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL
W 2 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT
AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL W
3 TO 5 FT AT 17 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG
AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 4 TO
6 FT...DECREASING TO 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TUE
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. 



PZZ545-290415-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SATURDAY


TONIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG
THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT
AT 16 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE
MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS.
W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT
AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT
AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT...INCREASING TO 3 TO 5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TUE
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
3 TO 5 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. 

..SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST
..

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET WITH A
DOMINANT PERIOD OF 15 SECONDS.

ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 15 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.2 KNOTS AT 03:30 AM
SATURDAY MORNING AND 2.1 KNOTS AT 04:09 PM SATURDAY AFTERNOON.



PZZ560-290415-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SATURDAY


TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
MIXED SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND
S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG.

SAT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 2 TO
4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN
THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
 MIXED SWELL W 2 TO 4 FT AT
16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W
2 TO 4 FT AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN
THE MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 2 TO
4 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. 



PZZ565-290415-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SATURDAY


TONIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL
W 3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE
FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL W
3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE
FOG IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED
SWELL W 3 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. MIXED SWELL W 3 TO
5 FT AT 18 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 17 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 3 TO
5 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TUE
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO
4 FT. S SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.

WED
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. MIXED SWELL NW
2 TO 4 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. 



PZZ530-290415-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING


TONIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECEASING TO 5 TO 15 KT LATE
THIS EVENING. PATCHY DENSE FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
SW WINDS 10 KT. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT
CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 KT.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

MON
SW WINDS 10 KT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 KT...INCREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. 



PZZ531-290415-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W IN THE AFTERNOON. SLIGHT CHANCE
OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 KT.

SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

MON
W WINDS 10 KT.

TUE
SW WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 15 KT.

WED
W WINDS 10 KT. 



PZZ535-290415-
MONTEREY BAY-
352 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SATURDAY


TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL
2 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE
FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT.

SAT
LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING W 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND
WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT
AT 16 SECONDS. PATCHY DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 5 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT AT 16 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS.

SUN
W WINDS 5 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT
AT 18 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 15 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG IN THE
MORNING.

SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 2 TO 4 FT
AT 17 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. PATCHY FOG AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

MON
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO 4 FT. PATCHY FOG.

TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT...BECOMING
3 FT. NW SWELL 2 TO 3 FT...BECOMING 2 TO 4 FT AND SW 3 FT. PATCHY
FOG.

WED
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. NW SWELL 2 TO
3 FT. SW SWELL 3 FT. PATCHY FOG. 



VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SANFRANCISCO

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND YOUTUBE AT:
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSBAYAREA
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSBAYAREA
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/NWSBAYAREA